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    Default 1200pr Paper damage

    Contractor failed to cross trench.
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    Default Re: 1200pr Paper damage

    7+ years ago I had a 1500 pair pulp cable hit with about that many pairs damaged and the repair took 2 techs in the pit about 3 days to complete.

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    Default Re: 1200pr Paper damage

    tHIS HAPPENED YESTERDAY AND THEY HAVE BEEN THERE 20 HOURS SO FAR.

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    Default Re: 1200pr Paper damage

    Its a painfully slow process.. since there is no 'colour code' to identify each pair (typically just an assortment of white/blue, white/green, or white/red), you have to send tone from the field side (find pair in some terminal etc) and from the office side (there are frame-mounted boxes that can automate the send-tone on one pair at a time here). Once you identify a matching pair, you can splice it thru. 24hr shifts for 3 guys at a time is normal.. Ive been on some that go for 4 or 5 days (we only work for 24hr then get to sleep for 8 .. different guys swap out). Hard on the body, great money ! lol
    (May you live in interesting times)

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    Default Re: 1200pr Paper damage

    my sup. during hurricane ike got a 1800 paper cable hit.......found out the hard way ...you can't power sweep everything.... this was in a duct run by the way....next to a 4' gas line....with cathodic protection....???? yikes!!!!
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    Default Re: 1200pr Paper damage

    mmmmmmmm mmmmmm mmmmmm looks like someone is getting a hefty bill

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    Default Re: 1200pr Paper damage

    Quote Originally Posted by yahoo View Post
    my sup. during hurricane ike got a 1800 paper cable hit.......found out the hard way ...you can't power sweep everything.... this was in a duct run by the way....next to a 4' gas line....with cathodic protection....???? yikes!!!!
    I marked some cathodic recently as phone and a contractor thanked me for not barreling into the field it went to...Said if he would have tore the ground field up it wold have cost him 30k...Gas locator claimed it was nt his responsibility to locate it...But his ass came out there a few days later and did locate it...



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    Default Re: 1200pr Paper damage

    LOVE the "mark" and "damage" markers!! GREAT idea, they show up REAL good. I end up using paint caps.

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    Default Re: 1200pr Paper damage

    How wet did the cable get from the bore? Those paper cables will suck up water like a sponge.

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    Default Re: 1200pr Paper damage

    The paper did not get wet at all. Rhino Markers is the maker of the markers. they are so nice on a damage. I bought two sets at the Orlando convention this past year. $50.00 a set. They come in all the APWA colors.

    I have more photos to upload today.

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    Default Re: 1200pr Paper damage

    We have those markers also... they are nice...

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    Default Re: 1200pr Paper damage--Update

    This is the audit I did on the locator. As you can see in three of the photos with the ruler. the 1200pr is now shown about 2' off the mark. They pulled it away from the road. it was only 12" from center. We mark a High Profile with three line. One in the center and one on either side. This cable had critical line that went down. There were markers along the route to let anyone digging know.
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    Default Re: 1200pr Paper damage

    That's crazy. There was a 6 piece duct run ripped out about a month ago that had 4 paper cables in it(2 1800's, a 900, and a 600) I'm not even sure how long that took them to get back in service but it must have taken them at least two weeks.

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    Default Re: 1200pr Paper damage

    I'm curious, was that a busy street? Would have been killed if I parked in someone's yard like that, even if it is technically the R/W!

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    Default Re: 1200pr Paper damage

    There is no shoulder, if the ground is dry that is probably the best place to park

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